Missouri sheriff wants to return military vehicle

5 years 4 weeks 1 day ago Friday, June 12 2015 Jun 12, 2015 Friday, June 12, 2015 10:35:00 AM CDT June 12, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

OZARK (AP) - An interim sheriff in southwest Missouri said his county had no use for a large military vehicle given to the sheriff's department by the federal government.

Dwight McNiel asked some of Missouri's congressional representatives to find a way to return the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle to the Department of Defense.

The Springfield News-Leader reports former county sheriff Joey Kyle acquired the vehicle from the defense department about a year ago, saying it could be used in crisis situations.

McNiel said he lived in the area for more than 50 years and had never seen any incident that would justify use of the vehicle. He said county residents should not have to pay to store, maintain and insure the vehicle.

 

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